A man identified as Ime Sunday Etukudo has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly killing his daughter and burying her in a shallow grave.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, said Etukudo killed his 20-year-old daughter, Ofonmbuk Ime Sunday, for holding his manhood.
According to Macdon, the suspect and his daughter had a misunderstanding which led to a fight.
In a press statement made available to journalists on Wednesday in Uyo, the PPRO explained that Etukudo used a stick to hit her daughter’s head, resulting in her death.
“Based on credible information, on 9th October 2022, at about 1910hrs, one Ime Sunday Etukudo ‘m’ of Omum Unyiam village in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, unlawfully killed and buried his daughter, one Ofonmbuk Ime Sunday, aged 20yrs, at the family compound at Omum Unyiam Village.
“The suspect alleged that there was a family misunderstanding which led to a fight and that the victim held his manhood, that he in turn used a stick to hit her on the head, which led to her death and that he decided to bury her in a shallow grave to cover his track,” he stated.
The police said a family head, one Edet Uyo Ntung, was also arrested for butchering his nephew, Emem Monday to death under the pretence of resolving a lingering family feud.
“Also, on 29th September, 2022 at about 1400hrs, one Edet Uyo Ntung ‘m’ was arrested for the murder of one Emem Monday Uyo ‘m’, both of Afaha Ediene village in Ikono Local Government Area.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that there was a lingering family feud. The suspect who is the Uncle and family Head of the Deceased, invited him to his residence on the pretext of addressing the problem.
“Rather than doing so, he brought out his machete and cut his face, hand, neck and other parts of his body, leading to his instant death,” he stated.
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